Opening - Yi Zhou @ Contrasts Gallery


Young Chinese artist Yi Zhou is showing at Contrasts Gallery in Shanghai ‘Earbridge and The Greatness’, an exhibition of two 3-D video animations, ink brush drawings and sculpture. She made the short films The Ear in 2009 and The Greatness, a sequel to The Ear in 2010. The former stars Pharrell Williams, the recording artist and producer, in a story inspired by Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Nose, and features music by Ennio Morricone and costumes by Rick Owens and BBC Icecream. The Greatness is a reinterpretation of Dante’s Divine Comedy and explores the boundaries between reality and dreams, imagination and madness, and life and death.

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